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69. Jermaine O'Neal
It was easy to forget just how good Jermaine O’Neal was. Seemingly always in someone’s shadow, O’Neal quietly went to six consecutive All-Star Games as a member of the Indiana Pacers. Drafted right out of high school by Portland, O’Neal’s best run was certainly in Indiana where he was known for his blocking and would generate four consecutive twenty Points per Game campaigns.

While O’Neal is not someone who you may associate with the Hall of Fame, he is a three time selection for a post season All-NBA team, and has a healthy career PER (17.9). Had he went to college and put up numbers there (which the Hall likes) his chances would certainly improve.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Colombia, SC)
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 2020
  • Position: Center, Power Forward
  • Played For: Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 17th Overall in 1996
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Second Team All NBA (1) (2004)
    Third Team All NBA (2) (2002 & 2003)
    Most Improved Player (1) (2002)
    NBA All Star (6) (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007)
    Most Blocks (1) (2000-01)
    Championship Rings: (None)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rebounds (1) (2000-01)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rebounds (3) (2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Total Rebounds: (4) (2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03 & 2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Blocks: (6) (2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2006-07 & 2008-09)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rebounds per Game: (2) (2001-02 & 2002-03)
    Top Ten Finishes: Blocks per Game: (7) (2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2005-06, 2006-07 & 2008-09)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 24.   Blocks: 1,820
    27.   Blocks per Game: 1.8

Should Jermaine O'Neal be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 20%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 48%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 24%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 8%
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